Is it Humpday already???!! Ahhhhh! This week is going by painfully slow and all too fast at the same time. Before I know it it will be Saturday morning and I’ll be boarding my plane to the wine country!
But I’m sure you all are dying to know the winner of the Eating Well Cookbook!!!! First of all, let me just tell you I got some great ideas from you guys! 525 AWESOME ways to eat healthier..what more could you ask for?!
That being said, the random winner is Lexi, comment number 105!!!
Lexi wrote: “My favorite healthy adaptation is to blend steel cut oats to make the flour when I make pancakes. I use half oats & half whole wheat flour. The oats make them nice and fluffy!”
Awesome, Lexi! Please email me your information and I will get your book sent right out to you! 🙂
This morning I made a big Green Monster to boost my vitamins and minerals as I near the weekend.
I followed it up with a steaming mug of green tea!
And now….the moment you have all been waiting for! 😉
As you know, I have been using the Avocate Skincare products now for nearly a week. I just can’t say enough about this line. Coming from someone that is SO paranoid about their super sensitive skin, it means a lot for me to recommend these products so strongly these products to you.
If you can recall my Skincare 101 post I wrote last month you know my skin’s history. It hasn’t all been bells and whistles! I had great skin until I reached age 20 and then it seemed to all just go downhill fast from there. For years I struggled with dry skin, then oily skin, then breakouts, then super super sensitive skin….I relied heavily on oral antibiotics, topical steriods and super drying sulfur face wash during that time. For the past two months I’ve used Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub twice daily and have had good results (as in no breakouts) but my skin still lacked the certain luster that I craved.
Made from organic, all natural ingredients, this line might have simply changed my life. Avocate, like I’ve said before, uses organic avocado oil in its products. Avocado oil is pretty much a wonder oil because it actually increases the amount of collagen in the skin to visibly reduce the first signs of aging. Also, the oil is water soluble so your skin can almost instantly drink up all the amazing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids found in the oil. Avocado oil not only benefits those with dry skin, but also those with sensitive skin prone to breakouts because the oil has antibacterial properties.
Other than avocado oil, the line uses other natural substances such as honey (known also for its antibacterial properties), dead sea salts, vitamin E, vitamin A, aloe vera and the finest essential oils available.
When Stephanie Morris, the founder of Avocate, told me that all she does every day is use the Body Polish on her face as well as a little dab of the Skin Glow…no make-up, no anything, I was shocked. Scrub my face with salt and then apply OIL?!! Are you out of your mind???? She reassured me it was fine and she hasn’t had a breakout since she started (she used to have very breakout-prone skin as well). So, gingerly, after scrubbing my face with the body polish, I applied a dime sized amount of the Skin Glow to my face. I was worried my face would be oily for the rest of the day or break out like never before, but surprisingly, the oil soaked into my skin within a minute and I was left with the smoothest, softest skin ever. No grease, no breakouts. It was a miracle! Plus, it smells absolutely heavenly and it was like getting a mini facial at home. Stephanie, you are a genius! No breakouts this morning either. Actually, my skin feels seriously softer than I think it has ever felt and its almost glowing!
So this morning Stephanie has agreed to giveaway one complete set of her products a very, VERY lucky ELR reader. The reader will receive the same set as I did—the Intensive Eye Repair, Body Lotion, Skin Glow and Body Polish. This set retails at about $95!
Like yesterday, the giveaway will end at 10 pm eastern time. To enter, just leave a comment on this post stating why you want to try these products. I will pick a random winner tonight!
**Avocare products are also available for purchase online….Stephanie says that because the line is so new, it isn’t even in stores yet.